| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: The idea to delist the California gnatcatcher, pushed by developers, is based on second-rate science. ("Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher," June 29)
I was a reviewer for the developer-funded paper...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The manatee could be downgraded from an endangered species to merely threatened as federal wildlife officials, under pressure from boating activists and libertarians, reconsider the status of Florida's popular "sea cow."
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:25 PM
A bighorn sheep was rescued from a canal near the Arnold Palmer Golf Course in La Quinta after it became stuck, officials said Tuesday.
The sheep, which is an endangered species, was lethargic when an animal control officer found it about 6 p.m. Sunday,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Conservationists said on Wednesday they will sue the Obama administration over its decision to deny federal protections for rare wolverines in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
In a 60-day notice of intent to file the suit, a coalition of...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:21 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:27 PM
About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened status.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Things could get a little bit wilder in California in the not-too-distant future.
OR-7, the celebrated wolf that wandered from northeastern Oregon all the way into California, didn't stay here. But he settled fairly close, in southwestern Oregon, with a...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Not long ago, the grizzly bear graced more than the state's flag in California. In the 1800s, grizzlies could still be spotted swimming to Angel Island, and the man who became known as Grizzly Adams reportedly took his pet grizzly for regular walks in...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
A lone male ocelot has become a symbol of the conflict between conservationists and federal officials over a proposal to build an open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, just south of Tucson.
The discovery of the ocelot in April prompted the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Black bears are a cherished part of the community here, a woodsy gateway town that funnels tourists to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, where the first question visitors ask of rangers is "Where can I see a bear?"
Local shop owner Cindy Skeen...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday will consider an emergency listing of the tricolored blackbird as a threatened or endangered species in response to a statewide survey showing its population has plummeted 44% since 2011.